ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JUNE 16, 2013:
NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, June 23: Flower Ceremony This is a service for all ages. PLEASE BRING WITH YOU A FLOWER, wild or cultivated, showy or small. We shall amass them together, and then each take a different one home. PICNIC TO FOLLOW. Rev. Martha L. Munson
NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, June 23: Open Forum. We'll meet and talk without a set topic.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:Kids ages four and older join us every week in the sanctuary for the first portion of our worship service. Children's Worship begins after the Message for All Ages. Nursery care for babies and younger children is provided throughout the service on the second floor. We also have seating in our second floor foyer, where parents can hold their little ones and listen to the service via speaker.
CLEAN-UP DAY: Saturday, June 22, 9 am-2 pm. Fix, clean, and more! Breakfast snacks and light lunch provided. Contact Alain Perregaux at 654.5794 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office 546.2826 or email@example.com.
CHURCH PICNIC: Sunday, June 23, Ellison Park (Sycamore Shelter), after the service. Plan to eat about 1 pm. Bring a dish to pass, meat (if desired), drinks, and lawn games. Place settings and cooking fire provided. Contact Janet Rothbeind at firstname.lastname@example.org or 288-4897 or Joy Leccese at email@example.com or 317-8870.
OUR FISCAL YEAR comes to a close on June 30! Now is the time to be sure your 2012-13 pledge has been paid in full. Since we base our budget largely on anticipated pledge income, receiving those pledges is critical to a successful end to the fiscal year. Pledge statements were mailed out in early June. If you have a question about what you may owe on your pledge, please contact collector Bill Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org In addition, any requests for reimbursements or payments connected to the 2012-13 fiscal year should be given to treasurer Lauretta Young as soon as possible. Thanks for helping to keep First Universalist in the black! Ann Rhody, Finance Committee Chair
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET PLEDGED for 2013-14, we encourage you to do so. Please contact Bill Jones to make your pledge today!
LOST AND FOUND: Any and all unclaimed items will be donated on June 30. Please take a look in the lost and found box, as well as in the Volunteer Office.
THE LIBRARY AND BOOKSTORE will be closed for the summer, so now is the time to select some good reading for July and August.
SANCTUARY RENOVATIONS: You may be wondering why the service is being held in the church lounge. We are in the midst of renovating our Sanctuary & look forward to resuming Sunday services there by the end of June.
BOOK GROUP will meet on July 28 at 11:30 AM in the Adult Lounge. We will discuss the autobiography "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor. Contact Sarah Singal or Shirley Bond for more information.
CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!!! Our summer service schedule will start on Sunday, June 30. Even if you have just one piece you've always wanted to try to perform, we'll make a time and place for you to do it, whatever your voice or instrument. Please contact Ann Rhody at email@example.com for a schedule or more information
GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA): The Unitarian Universalist Association's General Assembly will be held in Louisville, KY June 19-23, 2013. Events in the Plenary Hall will be streamed live, and posted for viewing afterwards. For more information, please visit http://www.uua.org/ga/virtual/30754.shtml
SAVE THE DATE: UUs march in the Pride Parade July 20.
UU CHILDREN'S CHOIR ONLINE AUCTION June 19 - July 27. Check it out and bid at http://benefitevents.com/auctions/uucc/ . All proceeds benefit the UU Children's Choir, a program that brings together young singers from across the country for a weeklong experience of music-making and faith formation. Questions? Visit uumn.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UU YOUTH WORK CAMP: July 7-13, Appalachian Folklife Center in Pipestem, WV http://www.ohiomeadville.org/omdevents/590-youthcamp2013
THE BOOKSTORE AND LIBRARY in the Clara Barton Lounge will be open during coffee hour for borrowing, browsing, and buying.
A CARING COMMITTEE REMINDER: When a family member enters the hospital, needs emergency meals, needs transportation to church, or wants home visits; please contact Ruth Fitzgerald email@example.com 225-0555,or Eileen Fernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-2301.